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Flapjack Plant

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Also known as

Paddle Plant, Pancake Plant, Desert Cabbage, White Lady, Geelplakkie

Starr 011104-0034 Kalanchoe thyrsiflora by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Flapjack Plant Overview

Flapjack Plant, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is a succulent plant from the Crassulaceae family. It can produce a flowering stalk up to 1m tall. This drought tolerant plant suits being included in low maintenance gravel or rock gardens, it can also be grown in containers for indoor locations such as conservatories and greenhouses. Originally from South Africa it produces a basal rosette of large fleshy leaves which are grey-green with red margins and are covered with a white powdery bloom. Tiny greenish flowers with yellow lobes appear in dense clusters at the top of the flower spike. This plant is often confused with or sold as Kalanchoe luciae.

Common problems with Flapjack Plant

How to propagate Flapjack Plant

Cuttings

Take stem tip cuttings

Division

Separate offsets

Seed

Special features of Flapjack Plant

Drought resistant

Indoor plant